Hollywood’s Tropical Backlot: Five Movies You May Not Know Were Filmed in Hawaii

By Karen Rose

Photo:  Kualoa Ranch.

Everyone knows that Hawaii is one of the most gorgeous locations in the world, but not everyone is aware that Hawaii is home to 11 of the world’s 13 climatic zones, which makes it not only a vacationer’s paradise, but a filmmaker’s paradise as well. Hawaii’s varying landscapes can create scenes that resemble African deserts, South American rainforests, Irish countrysides, and metropolitan cities. Add to that Hawaii’s perfect weather, and you have the recipe for a well established film industry. Many Hollywood films have been created in Hawaii. Here are a few movies filmed in Hawaii that may surprise you.

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